Our Mission : Contribute to the development of a sugar cane industry that is efficient, globally competitive, and sustainable through transfer of improved technologies.


    Sugar Management Information System

    Creating a sustainable Sugar Cane Industry in Northern Belize

    Weather Monitoring for Northern Belize

    Farmer Field School

    Integrate Pest and Disease Management

Recent News

Strategic Development Plan (SDP)

The Elaboration of a Sugar Industry Strategic Development Plan was agreed to on January 22nd 2015. BY SUGAR INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS, TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED SOCIO-ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN NORTHERN…

SIRDI EU IPDM Project-Metarhizium anisopliae Production: An Integrated Approach to Control Froghopper in Sugarcane

Froghopper is considered a major pest in sugarcane, since every crop cycle it affects sugar-cane farmers by increasing control costs while decreasing productivity, especially with the elimination of the preferential market for…

Sugarcane Stakeholders Attended “Strengthening of Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the Sugar Industry” Project Seminar

The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI), the Government of Belize (GOB) and the European Union (EU) on April 12, 2017 held a first of its kind Integrated Pest and Disease…

Strengthening of Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM) in the Sugar Industry

The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) and the European Union (EU) have entered into an 18 month agreement for the provision of Strengthening Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the…

Belizean Sugar Cane Farmers Benefit from The Hershey Company

San Jose Village, Orange Walk was the scene today, for the public unveiling of a historic joint venture between The Hershey Company and the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI)—the technical…

Our Departments:

Extension Department

The Technology Transfer Section in collaboration with the Research and Development Section is responsible to improve cane yields, the cost-effectiveness and net returns for the cane farmers implementing an efficient extension network, training courses, on-farm trials and demonstrations, field days and information dissemination. Read More…

Monitoring & Coordination

The role of the Monitoring and Coordination unit of SIRDI is to enhance capacities of sugar cane industry stakeholders to plan the development and implementation of a Sugar Industry Management Information System (SIMIS) for coordination and monitoring. Read More…

Research Department

The Belize Sugar Industry is currently heading in a direction of maximizing production in the same area. Plant nutrition turns into a key factor to increase productivity. Plant nutrition requires an investment from the farmer. Maximizing this investment by utilizing correct quantities of fertilizer applications start to become a key issue of the farmer as the farmers being to lower the cost of production. Read More…

Agriculture & Engineering

The introduction of effective and efficient technologies designed specifically for the mechanical production of sugarcane to assist the sugarcane growers of Belize in being more productive. The primary focus is that of land preparation, emphasising its importance and the proper execution of the different tasks required for sugarcane production. Read More…


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